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Pastel Society Members Exhibition

November 9 – 23, 2019

The Pastel Society of Southern California hosts the annual Members Exhibition November 9 through November 23 at Riviera UMC.

The show features paintings by nationally recognized pastel artists, as well as local PSSC members from the South Bay and the greater Southern California area. There are nearly 50 high quality framed artworks on display, all of which are available for purchase.

“The PSSC was founded in 2009 by a dozen dedicated artists,” said President Otto Sturcke, “And now features MORE THAN 200 members with the goal to educate and illuminate the magic of pastel painting.” The PSSC is a member of the International Association of Pastel Societies.

The Great Pumpkin Hunt

September 13 – November 30, 2019

The South Coast Botanic Garden hosts The Great Pumpkin Hunt daily through November 30 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Celebrate autumn with this perfect fall excursion in the Garden! Search for pumpkins while enjoying the Garden’s 87 acres. This annual tradition will have you exploring picturesque areas of the Garden in search of hidden pumpkins leading you to the unexpected. Bring your cameras and cell phones for plenty of fall photo opportunities along the way. Walking shoes, sunscreen and water bottles recommended. The hunt is family-friendly, imaginative, adventurous, and will require some hiking through the nature trails.

Admission is free for Members. For nonmembers, the event is included with General Garden Admission. Advance tickets are strongly encouraged.

On the Surface – Wallpaper from 1797 to the Present

September 7 – November 16, 2019

Palos Verdes Art Center presents the On the Surface – Wallpaper from 1797 to the Present through November 16.

This survey of applied architectural surface design – wallpaper – presents historic samples from European, English, and American wallpaper designers and manufacturers, as well as reissues of classic patterns and explorations in contemporary design. Also included are sample books, antique tools of the trade, and feature walls suitable for portrait backdrops.

The exhibition is organized by PVAC and Boston artist and collector, Scott Dahill.

Cory Brennan, Hermosa Beach Summer Series

Augst 1, 2019

Listen to The South Bay Show: South Bay Spotlight!

Our guest this morning is Cory Brennan, Founder/CEO of 5B Artist + Media. Cory and his team are are producing the Hermosa Beach Summer Series which will take place over two weekends in August (17/18 & 24/25) on the beach south of the Hermosa Pier. The series will include concerts, movies, comedians and other entertainment, and this year, for the very first time, there will be a beer garden.

Listen to the program live at 8 a.m. or at your leisure at https://www.blogtalkradio.com/thesouthbayshow

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Discover Manhattan Beach

July 12 – September 29 2019

The Manhattan Beach Art Center presents the Discover Manhattan Beach on display July 12 through September 29.

Celebrate national Parks & Rec Month and discover everything Manhattan Beach has to offer! Revel in leisure, hidden gems and hot spots through the eyes and lenses of local artists. Enjoy original artwork by the community in a variety of mediums that shows what makes the City an enchanting place to live and visit.

This exhibition is a portrait of Manhattan Beach and its progressive, laid back lifestyle familiar to all.

ESMoA Experience #41: OZ

June 13 – September 21, 2019

El Segundo Museum of Art presents Experience 41:​ OZ​ from June 13 through September 21.  

Experience 41: OZ invites visitors to immerse themselves in the world of Oz created by storyteller L. Frank Baum. OZ is organized by Jeff Cason with curatorial support by Barbara Boehm and Eugenia Torre.

This Experience will feature over 80 artworks and artifacts from the original book and its inspired stories. On display will be all 40 books in the Oz series as well as original and rare framed illustrations by the Oz illustrators, W. W. Denslow, John R. Neill and more.

Ribbon Cutting & Grand Opening for Keller Williams Riviera

June 7, 2019

The Redondo Beach Chamber will host a Ribbon Cutting & Grand Opening for the new Keller Williams location on Friday, June 7 at 4:30 p.m. in Riviera Village.

The community is invited to stop by and check out the new office. It’s also First Friday in the Village, with live music, dining specials and fantastic shopping…. lots of shopping! If you plan to have dinner in one of the local restaurants, you should probably make a reservation!

This event is FREE to attend.

For additional information, visit the website at http://web.redondochamber.org/events/Ribbon-Cutting-and-Grand-Opening-of-Keller-Williams-Riviera-2579/details.

The XXL Show

April 27 – May 27, 2019

Destination: Art presents the The XXL Show opening on Saturday, April 27 and running through Memorial Day.

It’s not only the first big art exhibition of 2019, it is also the first BIG ART show at the non-profit studio and gallery. Art lovers, collectors, and the curious are invited to attend this special show and sale, celebrating larger pieces by local artists. The public will enjoy the variety of art in the Studio and Gallery that can become a centerpiece of one’s home or office.

“Our patrons have been asking us for a show of large art pieces for some time,” says Dave Wolfram, Destination: Art President and one of the founding studio artists. “We’re happy to accommodate their many requests with pieces that have pushed our studio and gallery artists to new boundaries.”

Destination: Art also welcomes new artists to the Gallery – Doug Castleman and Lynn Mikami — who will be on hand at the Gala Reception.

Douglas Kirkland Exhibition

March 9 – April 21, 2019

Palos Verdes Art Center / Beverly G. Alpay Center for Arts Education presents Douglas Kirkland, an exhibition of works by Hollywood’s legendary photographer, opening on Saturday, March 9 and running through April 21.

Douglas Kirkland is an award-winning celebrity photographer. He joined Look Magazine in his early twenties, then Life Magazine during the golden age of photojournalism in the 1960s and 1970s. He simultaneously contributed to other major publications around the world, including The London Sunday Times Magazine, The New York Times Magazine and Town & Country, among many others.

Between 1960 and the present, Douglas Kirkland has photographed over 2,000 assignments and more than 600 major celebrities – from Marilyn Monroe to Angelina Jolie.

ESMoA Experience #39: EAT

February 28 – May 18, 2019

The El Segundo Museum of Art presents Experience #39: EAT February 28 through May 18.

Curated by Dr. Bernhard Zuenkeler with curatorial assistance by Holly M. Crawford, EAT is a group show examining the creative power of food and eating across place and time. Over the centuries eating has been a tremendous accelerator of driving imagination and cooperation. Our bodies turn food into energy so that we may survive, thrive, and create.

One of the fundamental actions of our lives. We sleep. We breathe. We eat. We love. Without eating nothing moves. But do we pay enough attention about what we eat, how we eat and when we eat? Do we care about preparation of our food, our celebration of eating together? Over the centuries, eating has been a tremendous accelerator of driving imagination and cooperation. Eating has been a driving force for the arts and vice versa. Cooking is certainly a form of art. The preservation of food, the development of new forms of food is a creative task.

Driftwood Wine Bar & Kitchen

767 Deep Valley Drive
Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274
(310) 265-4055
https://driftwoodonthehill.com/
Cuisine: Coastal Influenced Farm-to-Table
Jackie says: Driftwood is located in the former Corazon space on the hill. It’s open for dinner starting at 5 p.m., closed on Mondays, and serves brunch on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The decor is coastal casual with, you guessed it, plenty of driftwood accents. The layout is a series of small spaces, giving it an intimate feel. The menu offers Small Plates, Bigger Plates, Soup/Salad and Sweet Endings and details the ingredients for each dish. The menu covers all the bases with seafood, chicken, beef and vegan/vegetarian options. I’m a fan of small plates and they offer a nice variety. Don’t miss the Fried Green Tomato Sliders! I’d say they were my favorite thing on the menu but there are still several items I have yet to try. The wine list is well rounded, and based on the number I watched being poured at the bar, the wine flights are super popular. Prior restaurants haven’t had much luck at this location (which is weird because it’s a very walkable neighborhood), so I’m keeping my fingers crossed that Driftwood develops a loyal clientele.

FREE Holiday Parking in Riviera Village

December 8, 2018 – January 1, 2019

free-parkingFREE Holiday Parking in Riviera Village begins December 8 and will run through January 1….perfect for some holiday shopping and primping!

The parking meters will be covered with plastic bags, or the display on the new solar powered IPS parking meters will read, “Happy Holidays – Free Parking.”

All other parking restrictions will be strictly enforced. Santa and his elves have enough to do without listening to you whine about getting a ticket!

FREE Two Hour Holiday Parking in Manhattan Beach

November 28 – December 26, 2018

It’s time to kick the holiday shopping season into full gear – FREE Holiday Parking in Manhattan Beach begins on Wednesday, November 28 and runs through December 26!

Meters that are included in the program will be clearly marked with festive Holiday bags or the display on the new solar powered IPS parking meters will read, “Happy Holidays – Free Parking.” You may park for free for only two hours.

All other parking restrictions will be strictly enforced!

Free Holiday Parking in Hermosa Beach

November 27 – December 25, 2018

Free-Holiday-Parking-Hermosa-BeachThe City of Hermosa Beach once again welcomes visitors throughout Southern California to enjoy the beach community’s shops, restaurants and downtown area as the City announces the return of the FREE Holiday Parking Program.

From November 27 through December 25, free parking will be offered at meters located in downtown Hermosa. The City of Hermosa Beach is pleased to offer residents and visitors the ability to park free of charge during the specified time frame at the designated meters for up to the posted time limit.

South Coast Botanic Garden November Events

November 1 – 30, 2018

South-Coast-Botanic-Garden-Activities-November-1The South Coast Botanic Garden offers visitors a wide variety of activities and events every month.

For additional information, visit the website at https://southcoastbotanicgarden.org/.

South Coast Botanic Garden is located at 26300 Crenshaw Boulevard, Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA, 90274.

View the November schedule of events below….

GARDEN CLEAN UP AND COMPOSTING
Saturday, November 3
9 am – Noon
$25 Members / $30 Nonmembers